NAJA-OMC partnership to train Oklahoma media on Indigenous coverage

The Native American Journalists Association and Oklahoma Media Center will provide statewide newsroom trainings with support from the OMC Innovation Fund The Native American Journalists Association has partnered with the Oklahoma Media Center to provide training on ethical coverage of Indigenous issues for journalists throughout the state.  The collaboration reflects OMC’s mission to spur innovation … More NAJA-OMC partnership to train Oklahoma media on Indigenous coverage

Muscogee National Council approves constitutional amendment ballot question on free press

The Muscogee National Council passed legislation for a ballot question to amend the tribal constitution during September 18 election The Native American Journalists Association commends the Muscogee Nation for approving legislation to add a ballot question that would strengthen free press protections within the tribal constitution.  The Muscogee National Council passed NCA 21-053, sponsored by … More Muscogee National Council approves constitutional amendment ballot question on free press

NAJA, RCFP to host The Local Legal Initiative: Legal support for Indigenous journalists roundtable April 16

This episode of the NAJA Roundtable series will feature attorneys from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press who will discuss legal support of press and information rights for Indigenous journalists. The Native American Journalists Association recognizes that media professionals are confronted with unique challenges when covering issues affecting Indigenous people and communities. The … More NAJA, RCFP to host The Local Legal Initiative: Legal support for Indigenous journalists roundtable April 16

MCN restores free press with Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act

The Native American Journalists Association honors Mvskoke Media with second Elias Boudinot Award for Free Press in 2020 The Native American Journalists Association commends the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for enactment of the “Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act,” for Mvskoke Media, the tribe’s news and information outlet. The bill ensures free press protections at the legislative … More MCN restores free press with Independent Muscogee (Creek) Press Act

NAJA urges full reinstatement of Muscogee (Creek) free press provisions

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) supports the Muscogee (Creek) National Council’s passage of NCA 18-184 — a bill that would reinstate free press protections for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. NAJA encourages Principal Chief James Floyd to sign NCA 18-184, which was passed with a majority 9-6 vote during the regular session on Saturday, Dec. … More NAJA urges full reinstatement of Muscogee (Creek) free press provisions

NAJA asserts that repeal of free press protections violates declaration of Indigenous rights

Muscogee (Creek) National Council Rep. David Hill recently introduced legislation to re-establish free press protections for Mvskoke Media. The bill failed by a vote of 9-6, one short of the required two-thirds majority, with Reps. Pete Beaver, Joyce Deere, Johnnie Greene, James Jennings, Darrell Proctor and Adam Jones III voting against reinstatement. The Native American … More NAJA asserts that repeal of free press protections violates declaration of Indigenous rights